Merlot Braised Beef Short Ribs

Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Succulent, wine-laced short ribs. I serve these with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F.
  2. Season the short ribs with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan that's just large enough to hold them in a single layer.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place the wine, stock, flour, sugar and mustard in a medium-sized pot and whisk until well combined. Mix in the onion, garlic and thyme.
  5. Bring to a boil, boil 2 minutes and then remove from the heat.
  6. Once the short ribs have roasted for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and drain away the excess fat.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.
  8. Pour the wine/stock mixture over the ribs.
  9. Cover and bake for 2 hours or until the meat is very tender and falling off the bone.
  10. Skim any fat from the surface of the ribs before serving.


Most Helpful

I only prepare short ribs every now and then, but I may have to change that after eating this. The merlot sauce is OUTSTANDING...excellent taste and texture. Thanks for a really good recipe.

LW Taylor February 19, 2008

I made this for dinner this evening and we really enjoyed it. The sauce was very flavorful and I will definitely be making again. Thanks for sharing.

Senior Lady January 09, 2009

I used a very lean Eye of Round roast and cut it into 4 slabs. My, Oh, My, this was so good, the meat was tender and not a bit dry. Just really, really good!

LAKlosterman September 09, 2008

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